Lupus Anticoagulant Evaluation

Additional Info:
If indicated, further testing considered medically appropriate will be reflexed, resulting in additional charges.

Useful For:
Lupus Anticoagulant Evaluation with Reflex – Lupus anticoagulants (LA) are members of a family of antibodies with phospholipid-protein specificity. LA may be defined as an immunoglobulin, IgG or IgM or a mixture of both, that interferes with one or more of the in-vitro phospholipid (PL) dependent tests of coagulation. These antibodies are not associated with a hemorrhagic diathesis, but rather have been linked to thrombotic events. In addition to thrombosis, other clinical complications have been associated with the presence of LA. These include strokes, nonbacterial thrombotic endocarditis, livedo reticularis, and a variety of obstetrical complications such as intrauterine fetal death, recurrent spontaneous abortion, fetal growth retardation, early onset preeclampsia, and chorea gravidarum.

Methodology: Clot Detection

Specimen Requirements: Due to specific specimen requirements, it is highly advised to collect this specimen at Meadville Medical Center Laboratory, Liberty Street. Special equipment and techniques are involved in specimen preparation for adequate specimen viability.

Analytical Time: 3-4 days

Days Set Up: Monday through Friday

CPT Reflex: 85598, 85670, 85597, and 85613 possible

CPT Information:
85613 – RVVT
(includes venom)
85730 – PTT